Sao Tome : 3 Exceptional Things To Take Away From Super Eagles Dead-Rubber Clash

Sao Tome and Principe line up against the Super Eagles before kick-off.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria last Sunday walloped the True Parrots of Sao Tome and Principe in their last AFCON qualifier match reports.

And therm dead-rubber clash some Super Eagles big boys dazzle in the national colours. Example, Victor Osimhen scored yet another hat-trick in the qualifier after having his first few months ago. Also playmakers Samuel Chukwueze, and Ademola Lookman alongside Taiwo Awoniyi all found the back of the net.

Below are top 3 exceptional incidents to take away from the Sao Tome and Principe match:

Super Eagles coach has explained why Gift Orban couldn't get a game time.
Gift Orban Victor Osimhen, Jordan Torunarigha and Victor Boniface in training.

1) Victor Osimhen Scored a Hat-trick:

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, is one of the few Nigerians to score a two hat-tricks in an AFCON qualifier fixtures. And the 26-year-old has scored twenty international goals in twenty-seven games for Nigeria. He’s just 17 goals away from equaling Rashidi Yekini’s highest goal record of 37.

Also read: Gift Orban : Togo Can’t Threaten Super Eagles – Peseiro

Following his recent nomination for the Ballon d’Or award, Osimhen said it’s a dream come true. Adding that he has worked very hard over the years to get the nomination.

According to him, it’s a reward for his Hardwork; and also the nomination is an honour to him and his family.

“I must say it is a dream come true for me. It is a big honour for me and my family,” Osimhen told reporters in Uyo, and was quoted by CompleteSports Nigeria.

“I have worked so hard for a moment like this. And I must say it is a reward for all the years of hard work and dedication.”

Speaking further, he highlighted that the nomination “can only spur” him “to do better and get more recognition.”

2) Jose Peseiro appreciated the indigenous people of AkwaIbom

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro, applauded the indigenous people of AkwaIbom and the state government for their support. According to pest, the atmosphere in Uyo was very cordial.

“I’ll like to say congratulations to the people and Government of Akwa Ibom because I see today was a fantastic atmosphere.

“The fans were fantastic today, I say thank you. I like the people here, everything provided for us was good,” he said.

Speaking further, he appreciated his boys for playing with maximum commitment despite facing a weaker opponent in Sao Tome and Principe. According to the Portuguese tactician, the Super Eagles players, appreciated his efforts by winning the match.

“Our players played with maximum commitment,” he said. “They want to play for me, I assembled them to win AFCON Cup and today they have shown good commitment in their play.

Also, he spoke of how his players didn’t feel relaxed despite knowing they’ve qualified for 2024 AFCON.

“Normally if you play against a team that is not strong everybody relax, but today they did not relax. It is fantastic game by the players, 6-0 is very good,” Peseiro said.

3) Super Eagles players scooped Man-of-the-match and Most Valuable Player awards:

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman of Atalanta Bergamasca win the Most Valuable Player and Man-of-the-match awards respectively after Sao Tome and Principe game.

Super Eagles Ademola Lookman wins the Man-of-the-match award against Sao Tome and Principe.
Ademola Lookman posed with his Man-of-the-match prize

And the Nigerians were rewarded handsomely by sponsors of the various awards.

While Osimhen was rewarded with the huge sum of one million Naira by MTN; Ademola Lookman was rewarded also with one million Naira but by Nigeria breweries.

Victor Osimhen Wins the Most Valuable Player award against Sao Tome and Principe fixture.
Osimhen posed with his Most Valuable Player award.

The Super twill return to action again on November 13 for their world cup qualifier fixture against Lesotho.

Also read: Jordan Torunarigha : Peseiro Explains Why Player Did Not Have Game Time

Interestingly, the honourable Minister for Sports Senator John Enoh, has promised the team of optimum support. According to the senator, the Super Eagles will get a befitting support ahead of their matches.

Also, the renowned philanthropist charged the boys to go all out and win the AFCON next year.

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